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MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:30am PDT
between clinton and bob dole in 1996 with 36.3 million viewers. as president obama and mitt romney went head-to-head explaining their tax plans, there was one name that came up in both of their answers. >> governor romney says the top 3% are the job creators burdened. under gov romney's definitions, there are a bunch of millionaires and bill nars. donald trump is a small business, i know he doesn't like to think he's small anything but that's how you define small business. >> the reality is, it's not just donald trump you are taxing. it's all the businesses that employ one quarter of workers in america, the small businesses taxed as individuals. >> you are surprised to know mr. trump reacted on twitter. he said as a big job creator, i was greatly honored to have been mentioned twice during the debate. donald trump. >>> let's turn to another political debate. jon stewart v. bill o riley. he called in stephven colbert. he was brought in by two shirtless handlers to get him ready for the showdown. >> jon, you are in worse shape than i thought. i have to take it to another level. full emers
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm PDT
high stakes showdown as president barack obama and mitt romney took the stage in denver to go head to head for the first time. an estimated 60 million americans tuned in to watch this critical moment in an often contentious presidential campaign with the election just 34 days away. crucial swing voters still undecided. with romney trailing in the polls, time running short, tonight could be his turning point. here's how it went down. they came out, shook hands, ready for the main event. but president obama began soft, very soft. a shoutout to the first lady. >> i just want to wish, sweetie, you happy anniversary and let you know that a year from now, we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> romney graciously followed suit with an easy quip. >> congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine, here with me. >> reporter: and then they got down to business. the subject, jobs. romney took it to the president from the get-go. >> middle income families are being crushed. >> reporter: it was clear
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
enough. the reason why we have the tea party, we are taxed enough already . the bottom line, obama came up with great friends but 47 million people are on food stampings. >> you seem to disagree with a lot of pundits who said obama didn't do his best last night. romney won hands down. body language alone. if you looked at the debate. president obama looked down a lot. and looking at his notes. what about the body language. >> i thought body language. styliically romm rom was the winner. no one disputes that. but the substance issues, when you look at the fact that mitt romney got out there and said, he's not going to voucher -- he will medicare and cut taxes. what i find interesting is that mitt romney has been all over the place in what he. >> no, he hasn't. >> you can't trust him. just yesterday he said something else. when it comes down to it. they are issues that are challenging. >> for obama to go back to the bill clinton days. bill clinton worked with republicanns, president obama has not. >> he tried to work with republicans. >> one more question i want to ask you both. >> s
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 2:00am PDT
romney would spend $5 million. >> math, common sense and history shows it's not a recipe of job growth. >> everything he said about my plan is inaccurate. >> reporter: medicare -- >> cutting from medicare to balance the additional cost of obama care is a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, those seniors are going to pay more for prescriptions. >> reporter: the exchange over health care and jobs. >> i don't know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, economic crisis at the kitchen table and fight for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs. this is part of making sure middle class families are secure. >> romney challenging his to se exchange had any impact on voters. it had impact online. on twitter, the most tweeted event in u.s. political history. lynne? >> thanks so much. what did everyone think about how the candidates did? post debate polls believe mitt romney did better than president obama. a cnn orc
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 1:00am EDT
finally buy insurance. in fact it's estimated by repealing obama care you're looking at 50 million people losing health insurance at a time when it's vitally important. >> let's let the governor explain what you would do if obama care is repealed. how would you replace it? >> actually it's a lengthy description. number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on their family plan. that's already offered in the private marketplace. you don't have the government mandate that for that to occur. but let's come back to the president and i agree on, which is the key task we have in health care is to get the cost down so it's more affordable for families. and then he has as a model for doing that a board of people at the government, an unelected board, appointed board, who are going to decide what kind of treatment you ought to have. in my opinion, the government is not effective in bringing down the cost of almost anything. as a matter of fact, free people and free enterprises trying to find way toss do things better are able to be more ef
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
million people will lose their insurance as obama care goes into effect next year. and likewise, a study by mckinsey and company of american businesses said 30% of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage. so for those reasons, for the tax, for medicare, for this board, and for people losing their insurance, this is why the american people don't want medicare -- don't want obama care. it's why repubcans said do not do this. and the republicans had a plan. they put a plan out. they put a plan, a bipartisan plan. it was swept aside. i think something this big, this important has to be done on a bipartisan basis and we have to have a president who can reach across the aisle and fashion important legislation with the input from both parties. >> governor romney said this has to be done on a bipartisan baasis. this was a bipartisan idea. in fact it was a republican idea. governor romney at the beginning of his debate said what we did in massachusetts could be a model for the nation. and i agree that the democratic legislators in massachusetts might have given some advice to republic
WHUT
Oct 4, 2012 7:30am EDT
>>> facing off. barack obama and mitt romney meet for the first debate and their best opportunity to reach out voters. millions of americans gathered around their tv's or in front of their computers to watch two men argue with each other. barack obama and mitt romney debated health care, the role of government, and governing one month before the presidential election. but they spent most of their time arguing over the economy. the 90 minute debate in denver, colorado, one of the few battleground states that could decide the election. candidates concentrated on how to revive the economy. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families, now that's -- not my analysis. >> the president has a view very similar to the view he had when he ran four years ago, a bigger government, spending more, taxing more, regulating more, if you will, trickle down government would work. that's not the right answer for america. >> romney kept attacking o mode instructions. obama some times had trouble gettin
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 6:00pm PDT
important one is that 20 years ago, became the luckiest man on earth because michelle obama agreed to marry me. i want to wish you happy anniversary, and a year from now, we won't celebrate it in front of 40 million people. four years ago, we went through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. millions of jobs were lost, the auto industry was on the brink of collapse the financial system had frozen up, and because of theo resilience and determinatin of the american people, we've begun to fight our way back. over the last 30 months, we've seen 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry has come roaring back and housing has begun to rise. but we all know that we still have a lot of work to do. and so the question here tonight is not where we've been, but where we're going. governor romney has a perspective that says if we cut taxes, skewed towards the wealthy ad roll back regulation, we'll be better off. i have a different view. i think we have to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am PDT
and they wanted. right now the cbo says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as obama care goes into effect next year. and likewise a study of mckinsey and company of american businesses said 30% of them are at risk of being dropped. for those reasons, for the tax, for medicare, for this board and for people losing their insurance, this is why the american people don't want obama care. it's why republicans said do not do this, and the republicans had the plan. they put a plan out. they put a bipartisan plan. it was swept aside. i think something this big, this important, has to be done on a bipartisan basis. and we have to have a president who can reach across the aisle and fashion important legislation with the input from both parties. >> governor romney said this has to be done on a bipartisan basis. this was a bipartisan idea. in fact it was a republican idea. and governor romney at the beginning of this debate wrote and said what we did in massachusetts could be a model for the nation. and i agree that the democratic legislators in massachusetts might have given so
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
to the obama team's attacks. in the month of august, president obama's campaign itself spent almost $200 million running attack ads against mitt romney. and we saw our role at restore our future to spend as much money as possible in the month of august when the romney campaign was -- had shortage of primary election money. and wasn't able to spend a lot of the money they had. so we spent money responding to the obama attacks in the months of august. >> and then decided not to spend in september is what you're saying? >> and now we're moving into our general election strategy and i think we'll be very active. >> bill, let me bring you in here. bill maher, you know about the bill maher tweet? he was not impressed. he likes to say what he thinks. sometimes maybe he should keep what he thinks to himself. but this one -- he sends a lot of tweets. i can't believe i'm saying this but obama looks like he does, in capital letters, need a teleprompter. i'm mentioning him because he's giving your super pac $1 million. an important guy to you. are you worried that what happened last night could
PBS
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
out here today, i'm blaming the cold. the obama campaign has spent millions of dollars successfully making mitt romney unacceptable as a choice to the american public. tonight mitt romney made himself acceptable in the course of a 9 0-minute debate. >> rose: thank you, you're cold. >> it gets better and better. i think we saw people in each party say well obviously our candidate barely has a tongue, we don't know if they'll be able to. but it was skewed and what the obama team had an opportunity to do with a good debate was sort of end it. it really could have put this out of reach. if the performances had been flipped i think it might have happened that way. >> except that christie did predict on sunday and multiple interviews the narrative would change and it would be turned upside down. even chris christy looks like a winner. >> let me go back to other comments mike made, which i half agree with and half disagree with. i want to expand on the other half. mike's right that this created an opportunity for romney. he's also right that romney performed better than his campaign has pe
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am PDT
$716 million to balance obama care is in my opinion a mistake. >> if you repeal obama care, and i have become fond of this term, obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors are going to be paying $600 more in prescription care. >> reporter: the fiercest exchange over health care and jobs. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office facing 23 million out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spent his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: president obama on defense. romney challenging his record as both now wait to see if this exchange had any impact on voters. it had impact online. on twitter this was the most tweeted event in u.s. plolitica history. tracie potts, nbc news, denver. >> this morning everyone is weighing in on who they think won that debate, that includes a group of poli
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
economy took center stage for most of the evening. romney accused obama of a lack of focus in his priorities. >> i do not know how the president could come into office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion, for two years, fighting for obama care, instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> the president defended his national health care program and he called romney the wrong man to stave off future financial crises. >> does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. >> romney has been trailing obama in the polls. it remains to be seen whether his debate performance will change the presidential race. >> the european central bank is keeping interest rates at an historic low of 0.75%, resisting pressure for cuts to boost the ailing eurozone economy. the ecb president, mario draghi, said the bank is ready to help buy eurozone bonds to help troubled eurozone member c
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
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FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
you think that is? >> well, because president obama in his dishonest way spent $250 million creating a caricature of somebody that doesn't exist. and second reason is, is that the mainstream media in playing clips of governor romney, over the past few months, have picked, in my opinion, the worst ones. what people saw last night was the real mitt romney, an individual that is truly compassionate, that really cares about people in america, understands they are hurting, under president obama, and demonstrated that he knows the issues from top to bottom. contrast that with a president that seemed, that not seemed, that was uninformed, detached, and demonstrated that he has been lazy and disengaged and has no idea, not only of his own policies, but has no idea what mitt romney's real policies are. the president last night showed us why the country is in trouble. and it is because we have a bumbler in the white house. jon: the folks at bloomberg.com, gave a generally good review to mr. , governor romney's performance but they said this. obama, president obama, can always console himself w
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 10:00am PDT
just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, and economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spent his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> the president faulted romney for being too vague. >> at some point, i think the american people have to ask themselves, is the reason that governor romney is keeping all of these plans to replace secret because they're too good? is it because that somehow middle class families are going to benefit too much from them? no. >> the sharpest exchanges over taxes and deficits. >> he is saying that he is going to pay for by closing loopholes and deductions. the problem that is he's been asked over a hundred times how you would close those deductions and loopholes, and he hasn't been able to identify them. >> everything he said by b. my tax plan is inaccurate. if the tack plan he described was a tax plan i was asked to support i would say absolutely not. i'm not looking for $5 trillion tax cut. i won't p
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
. what might be the million dollar question. why didn't president obama bring up romney's 47% remarks? bain capital or even more details on romney's taxes. well, patrick gaspar from the dnc will join me live. we'll find out what he knows. our "news nation" political panel today are all with me live, and we have some breaking news regarding the fbi now in libya. "news nation" is up next. [ male announcer ] attention medicare beneficiaries. open enrollment is here. the time to choose your medicare coverage begins october 15th and ends december 7th. so call to enroll in a plan that could give you the benefits and stability you're looking for, an aarp medicarecomplete plan insured through unitedhealthcare. what makes it complete? it can combines medicare parts a and b, which is your hospital and doctor coverage with part d prescription drug coverage, and more, all in one simple plan starting at a zero dollar monthly premium -- no more than what you already pay for medicare part b. an aarp medicarecomplete plan offers you benefits like an annual physical, preventive screenings and immuniza
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
needed a turn around. president obama came into debate ahead. with an estimated 60 million americans watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt and spending energy and passion fighting for obama care. >> we did work on this alongside workin
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
said anything nice about a republican. president obama has spent millions was dollars trying to show that governor romney was not worthy of being president. governor romney showed he was worthy and he is competent and all of that money was wasted to any of the 60 million who watched. >> steve: that's the beauty of seeing them side by side unfiltered and uninterrupt no commercials. in 30 second sound bites you can try to defend or define your opponent and that's what the president has done. last night, gretchen, when the president of the united states am mitt romney want to cut taxes for rich guys. mr. romney said mr. president, that is not the case. >> i know you and your running mate keep saying that and it is popular to say. but it is not the case. i have five boys and i am used to people saying something that is not always true and keep on repeating it and ultimately hoping i will believe it. that is not the case. i will not reduce the taxes paid by high income americans. >> gretchen: it was interesting how mitt romney was on the offensive and this is what republicans had cri
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 2:30am EDT
$1 million, tweeted this. he said, i can't believe i am saying this, but obama looks like he does need a teleprompter. he tweets, obama made a lot of great points, but most of them were for romney. he is getting hammered by his own teammates. >> he did not seem to be comfortable there. he seemed flustered at times. he was on the defensive almost the entire time. the governor kept coming back at him with a smile on his faille face in a friendly manner. i don't think the president made any grave mistake tonight. but if he were your champion, have you to be disappointed because governor romney really needed to do something here to invigorate his troops and i think he did it. as i say, i don't know how high could have done a better job. these are sort of onekish subjects. he has the material down cold. i will say this, you understood why he was a very effective executive when he walked into a room and made decisions. the man knows his onions on all of these issues. maybe after 2 years of being in there, he was really at the to which -- at the to whichr top of his game. they have a rig
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
fundamental claim. president obama said he created five million jobs, mitt romney says not so much. let's look at the evidence. this is what the country looked like in 2009, president obama's first full year in office. every state that looks brown out here is a state where they were losing jobs at the time. some of them very badly. look at ohio over here. 10.6% unemployment. gradually over the next few years we saw jobs come on and education and in health care and in business services and retail. and now look where we are today. every state that is lighter in color is where there are either no longer losing jobs or in most cases gaining jobs. ohio, 7.2% unemployment now. that is better than the national average. the bureau of labor statistics says to make that happen we had to create a lot of jobs. how many? by their count, 4.4 million so far. but here's what's not mentioned much, 4.3 million were lost during the bad days. so the net gain is only about 125,000 jobs. that falls short of the president's claim he created five million jobs. it's just a little bit too much of a stretch. we hav
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 8:00am PDT
moderate, not this scary guy that president obama spent millions of dollars of advertising money painting him to be. did he accomplish that and do you agree with the premise? >> i don't agree with the premise that he had to appear moderate, and that he was moderate. what i would tell you is that the president has very effectively defined mitt romney as an evil, scary businessman who wants to take all of your money and give it to rich people, you know, so you can sit out there on your own with no help. and that is a very effective case the president has made. one of the things that mitt romney had to do was explain his policies, explain why he supports the ideas that he believes in, and i think that he rose to the occasion, given the stage, and effectively did that. now what i would say about this moderate versus conservative is that i think mitt romney was communicating to swing voters and independents in a particular tone, but if you look at the policies that he was pushing last night, a 20% across the board tax cut, ending funding for programs like pbs, repealing the affordable care act
CSPAN
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
pumping like $9 billion a month into iraq. now obama is up to $7 million a month in afghanistan. if romney wants to throw us in another war, we will never recover. i don't know. i am totally undecided. 1 day obama sounds better and romney is scary, but then obama this regard to the constitution penn bank it is going to be difficult. i think it is a real shame that ron paul did not have the courage to encourage with the election. . . caller: we have had so many trubbleds and financial issues that have -- and so many troubles and financial issues that have come up. i really admire mitt romney's ideals. i don't think obama has done anything during his time in office. guest: did you watch the debate last night? caller: i did. guest: give us your quick impression. caller: i loved the energy mitt romney gave. i loved that i could understand everything he is talking about. even though i haven't always been into politics. i tried to understand obama while he was speaking, but it seemed like he kept trying to kind of -- paint romney with a wrong picture or say wrong facts. and sounded like r
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
smuggle in weapons and terrorists. >>> an estimated 60 million americans sat down in front of their tvs to watch an election ritual. u.s. president barack obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, debated the economy, health care, and the role of government. their debate took place in colorado, one of the battleground states that could decide the election next month. nhk world's mami mochizuki reports from denver. >> reporter: this could turn out to be the most scrutinized event in the election. the first televised debate ahead of the november vote. for both candidates, risks are high. >> president obama and governor romney. [ applause ] >> reporter: americans got their first chance to size up the candidates side by side. they've watched the incumbent for four years. barack obama came into office promising to lead a turnaround. but economy growth has been sluggish. still, he leads in a number of polls, but only just. >> the only way to meet governor romney's pledge of not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit, is by burdening middle-class families. now, that's not m
MSNBC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am PDT
more diverse. more hispanic. the population is up by 20% since 2000 to more than 5 million. latinos now account for 21% of the population. president obama's strategy is repeating what he did in 2008. his margin of victory was 142,000 votes. 46,000 more votes than kerry got in 2004. they'll also vote on swing accounts that use to be republican. obama put on six counties that bush carried in 2004. including jefferson county. arapahoe. as jefferson county goes, so goes the nation. again, president bush won in 2004 by 9,000 votes. obama won there by more than 34,000 votes. but in 2010 again with a much tighter race. romney's strategy depends on winning the suburbs as well as driving up margins with social conservatives and active military and veterans in colorado springs and the rural areas of the state and doing well with voters here. the swing county like the state as a whole has become more hispan hispanic. colorado is 18% latino. that's up from 11.8% in 2000. the question is whether they cast ballots this time around. so how do voters in denver's swing suburbs known for being indepe
FOX News
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
$23 million people out of work and rising unemployment z economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend energy and passion fighting for obama care instead of for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs. this is part of making sure middle class families are secure in this country. >> the federal government taking over health care and whisking aside the 10th amendment is not the course for america to have a stronger economy. >> right now, you can take a deduction for moving a plan overseas. i think most americans would say that doesn't make sense and that raises revenue. >> i've been in business ta years. i have no idea what you're talking about. i maybe need to get a new accountant but the idea you get a break for shipping jobs overseas is not the case. mr. president you're entitled to your own house and airplane but not your own facts. >> 1 months you've been running on this tax plan. now, you're saying big bold idea is never mind. the fact is that if you're lowering the rates the way you describe, governor, then... it is not possible to come
FOX Business
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
president obama and his tens of millions of dollars of advertising said he said these things, when, in fact, he doesn't. neil: all right. tom, we're going to a break, guys, but i know snort portman -- senator portman has to leave. i want to get to him before we go to break, the ohio senator, on the short list, not short enough for vice president, but senator portman helped mitt romney for this debate by playing the role of obama; right? >> i did. i did the role four years ago too. neil: you're good at that role. >> yeah, i don't know why. neil: what did you think? did you advise mitt romney to be as much in the president's face or as direct as he was? >> listen, he did a terrific job tonight. he was himself. i didn't advise to do one or the other. he is what you saw on the stage tonight, bright, articulate -- neil: this was a different mitt romney i saw tonight. you're a numbers guy, but every time governor romney countered, he did something i know you're a fan of, cite a series of things. one, two, three, first, second, third. >> made the president uncomfortable. neil: right. was that some
FOX Business
Oct 4, 2012 1:00pm EDT
hundreds of millions of dollars of advertising of the obama campaign. there would be an affected grin, but then never follow up to explain to the joke was on. by the end of the evening, it was clear who the joke was on. it was not anyway an expression of enjoyment. he was lost and he knew he was outmatched. president obama lost big. in fact, i think a case can be made and we will see in the weeks and debate that had. he just lost, probably, is opportunity for reelection. lori: we will leave it there for today. the dow up about 90 points. lou: and -- the answer is, for the viewers at 7:00 o'clock eastern tonight, is it the beginning of what will be an even bigger romney rally as the days unfold. melissa: thank you so much. last night's debate having a noticeable change on the stocks. nicole: i wanted to take a look at some other healthcare related stocks. this on the focus of the debate. they are so directly correlated as to who wins the presidency and about dirty something days. i have lost count. thirty-two days, maybe. most people are coming up with the idea that governor romne
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
aggressive style. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table, and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care. >> reporter: the president made his points in a slower, more laid-back manner, often looking down, sometimes appearing disengaged. it's not that he didn't try to rip apart romney's economic plan. >> that kind of top-down economics, where folks at the top are doing well, so the average person making 3 million bucks is getting a $250,000 tax break, while middle class families are burdened further. >> reporter: romney was determined to go toe to toe. >> but virtually everything he just said about my tax plan is inaccurate. >> all right. go ahead. >> so if the tax plan he described were a tax plan i was asked to support, i would say, absolutely not. >> reporter: the president did get digs in. >> for 18 months, he's been running on this tax plan. and now, five weeks before the election, he's saying that his big, bold idea is, never mind.
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am PDT
debate started with a shand shake -- which handshake and smile between president obama and mitt romney. then it quickly focused on the economy. >> the president: five million jobs in the private sector created. auto industry has come roaring back. housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night but his comments about the 47% has taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies middle income americans have been buried, crushed. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rifle saying romney cannot keep his -- his rival saying romney cannot keep his -- >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mine. >> reporter: other topics included medicaid reform. while there wasn't a knock out punch from either side some feel the president may been too relaxed. >> he seemed a little detached at times didn't wa
CNN
Oct 3, 2012 7:30pm PDT
million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. the president is re-elected. obama care will be fully installed, i think that will mean a whole different way of life for people who counted on the insurance they had in the past. premiums will go up $2,500 per family. if i'm elected, we'll put in place the kind of principles i put in my own state, and each state will craft their own programs to get sured, and we'll get cost cares down. if the president were elected, you will see 4 million people who will lose medicare advantage, hospitals and providers that will no longer accept medicare patients. i'll restore the $716 million to medicare. and military, if the president is re-elected you will see dramatic cuts. the secretary of defense said this will be devastating. i had not cut our commitment to our military. i had get america's middle class working and keep the military strong. thank you, jim. >> thank you, mr. president. the next debate, the vice presidential event on thursday, october 11th at center college in danville, kentucky. for now, from the university of denver, i'm ji
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 9:00am EDT
years ago, i became the luckiest man on earth, because michelle obama agreed to marry me. and so i just want to wish, sweetie, you, happy anniversary, and let you know that i year from now, we will not be celebrating it in front of 40 million people. >> romney grabbed the ball, responded in a way that was downright charming. >> and congratulations to you, mr. president, on your anniversary. i'm sure this was the most romantic place you could imagine here, here with me. so i -- congratulations. >> cnn contributor's will cain, roland martin, who leans left, are here to discuss. welcome, gentlemen. >> how are you doing? >> the moment you just played that's an important moment. >> talk about that. you know, mitt romney got a big laugh. he seemed genuine. >> right. i think i talk toud about this the other day. mike deaver, the media adviser to ronald reagan, he once said these television events -- and make no mistake a debate is a television event -- 85% visual, 10% how you sound and 5% of what you actually say. leading up to the importance of, as you've been talking about, likability.
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
have got 23 million people out of work. >> reporter: this is the fundamental claim. barack obama says he has created 5 million jobs. mitt romney says not so much. let's look at the evidence and see what we can find. this is what the country looked like in 2009. barack obama's first full year in office. every state that looks brown out here is a state where they were losing jobs at the time. some of them very bad. look at ohio over here. 10.6% unemployment. gradually over the next few years jobs come in education and health care and business services and retail. every state that is lighter in color where they are no longer losing jobs or, in some cases, gaining jobs. ohio, 7.2% unemployment now. that is better than the national average. the bureau of labor statistics says to make that happen, we, indeed, had to create a lot of jobs. how many? by their count? 4.4 million so far. but here is what is not mentioned much. 4.3 million were lost during the bad days. so the net gain is only about 125,000 and that falls short of the president's claim that he created 5 million jobs. it's just a
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> i just don't know how the president could have come in to office facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> we did work on this alongside working on jobs, because this is part of making sure that middle class families are secure in this country. >> reporter: president obama on defense, romney challenging his record, as both now wait to see if this exchange has any impact on voters. it had impact online. on twitter, the most tweeted event in u.s. political history. lynn? >> all right, tracie, thanks. well, post debate instant polls reveal that most voters believe mitt romney did better than president obama. a cnn orc poll finds that 67% of registered voters who watched the debate chose mr. romney as the winner while 25% picked mr. obama. a cbs news snap poll of uncommitted voters found that 46% identified mitt romney as the winner, while 22% said barack obama won. 32% declared the debate a tie. while
CNN
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am PDT
. in fact, it's estimated by repealing obama care you're looking at 50 million people losing health insurance at a time when it's vitally important. get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right after they get married, they'll find some retirement people who are paid on salary, not commission. they'll get straightforward guidance and be able to focus on other things, like each other, which isn't rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >>> let's let the governor explain what you would do if obama care is repealed? how would you replace it? >> well, actually it's -- it's a lengthy description, but number one, preexisting conditions are covered under my plan. number two, young people are able to stay on my family plan. that's already offered in the marketplace. you don't have to have the government mandate that for that to occur. let's come back on something the president and i agree on. the key task we have in health care is t
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